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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Feb 12, 2019

I begin this episode by reading my essay, “A Word About Feasting on Stress” from my book, Surrendering to Joy. [LINK] I get into the nitty gritty of what drives our national addiction to stress – and how to work our way out of it.

Really, so much of self-care is ultimately about letting go and surrendering to those parts of us that have needs … big needs. When I’ve asked readers the main reason they don’t make time for self-care, their answers vary – but in the top 3 is always, ‘I don’t have time’.

And yet you do, argues author and time management expert Elizabeth Grace Saunders. She says the secret is to make time work for you … not the other way around. That is how we can get a grip 0n our harried lives.

As extremely busy women, we tend to forget about that … and instead become slaves to our frantic schedules. Elizabeth shares some techniques and ideas in this episode.

Here’s what I learned:

  • Where to begin to find the time (it will surprise you)
  • How to balance your money job and your passion projects
  • Why we become bad at planning how long things take
  • What over scheduling does for us and why we insist on doing it
  • How she works with clients to rebuild their schedules to allow more self-care



Elizabeth Grace Saunders website:

Elizabeth Grace Saunders Books


Elizabeth Grace Saunders is an internationally recognized time coach, author and speaker, as well as the founder and CEO of Real Life E, a time coaching company. Elizabeth is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Elizabeth was selected as one of the Top 25 Amazing Women of the Year by Stiletto Woman magazine. She contributes to blogs like Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company and has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox. Her work has appeared in The New York Times as well.

Real Life E empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed, and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through time management coaching. Real Life E also encourages Christians to align themselves with God's heart through Divine Time Management group coaching.

She is the author of Invest Your Time Like Money, Divine Time Management, and The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress.